The US embassy has issued an alert on the possibility of a terror attack at an unidentified, major hotel in Nairobi County.
A short statement on the US embassy’s website on Thursday said it is believed the hotel is popular with tourists and business travellers.
The embassy advised increased vigilance when visiting or staying at hotels in the capital.
“If staying at a hotel, be aware of the hotel’s evacuation plan. Plan ahead of time how you would exit the hotel in case of an emergency,” it said.
It also asked citizens to review personal security plans, be aware of their surroundings and monitor local media for updates.
In response, the National Police Service said it had enhanced police deployment in cities, towns and parts of the country prone to crime.
US Embassy warns of a possible attack in Nairobi. US says terrorists targeting major hotel in Nairobi. Targeted hotel said to be popular with tourists
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“The NPS has increased border surveillance to ensure criminal elements are cut from entering the country,” Inspector-General of Police Hilary Mutyambai said in the periodic security alert.
Mr Mutyambai asked the public to be extra-vigilant and cooperate with security agencies as they monitor situations.